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The Glasshouse @ The Grove

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The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Glasshouse restaurant is tucked away inside The Grove at Chandler's...
The Glasshouse restaurant is tucked away inside The Grove at Chandler's Cross - a luxury country house hotel set in 300 acres of woodlands in Hertfordshire. This lively, informal restaurant is nicknamed the 'theatre of cooking' as its chef prepare British, Asian and Mediterranean dishes in spectacular style, then serve them buffet-style for everyone to enjoy. The Glasshouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the dining room is decorated with contemporary chandeliers, a backlit bar, floor to ceiling windows with views of the hotel's formal gardens, and designer chairs. Popular with fashionable hotel residents and locals for breakfast meetings, business lunches and relaxed evening meals, The Glasshouse is a fun and stylish dining destination.Please note this restaurant only takes bookings one month in advance.
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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wide menu choice.

Fantastic breakfasts, and plenty of choice and quantity for dinner. A bit noisy when full in the evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
drdaveandjoan
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Newport, Shropshire, UK
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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339 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newport, Shropshire, UK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Fantastic breakfasts, and plenty of choice and quantity for dinner. A bit noisy when full in the evening.

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Was really excited to go the Glasshouse but arrived at 2 and the restaurant was packed. Waitress took a while to get our drinks right and by the time we went to get our food (2.40 ish) the dishes were being cleared away so didn't get the full selection. We also had to ask someone to come over and cook... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoy a range of cuisines and dishes to suit everyone's taste. Buffet style so its all you want of what you want but leave room for the puddings! It is our family's favourite dining place and is a regular for special occasions. Afterwards enjoy a walk in the grounds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I booked this buffet as a Valentine's day surprise for my husband and I was quite disappointed. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, the reception of the Grove was lovely, but the Glasshouse was very average, everyone crammed in and our table was in a small corner near the fish station so no views as mentioned on their website. As you... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Glasshouse has a huge variety of food, including a seafood station, salad station, tapas station, roast dinner station, stir fry station, curry station and the cheese and dessert sections. This is the restaurant to go to if you have a big appetite and are willing to try little bits of everything. We have visited the Glasshouse 3 times now... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Top quality delicious food at fairly reasonable price this is one of the best buffet's I've been to, very wide range of just about everything you could wish for, a lovely way to spend a leisurely Sunday lunchtime and a walk round the grounds afterwards doesn't disappoint.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Had both the evening meal and breakfast from our spa package in this restaurant. Food was very nice for a buffet style restaurant but the prices were more a la carte. Service was ok but as it was a buffet I'm not sure what you can expect. Plates cleared very rapidly, in fact a bit too soon as my partners... More 

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Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a wonderful breakfast - highly recommended. A very broad range of choices from cooked to continental, range of breads, several types of sausages and bacons, vast choice of pastries and breads, and omelettes to order. Couldn't fault it. Service was extremely attentive as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great restaurant and layout - a self-serve, return-as-many-times-as-you-like, high quality buffet restaurant with a great bar and really good wine list. Food variety incredible - unhurried and caring service,.

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My darling wife booked this buffet restaurant to celebrate our 39 years of marriage on Valentines day. After a health improvement regime including gym, swimming and general exercise over recent months I feel it is important to stress that "The Grove" is very unfair to force us to deal with this really superb array of delicacies. Sad to relay that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross WD3 4TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Chandler's Cross

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 61 - 92
  • Cuisine: International

Description

The Glasshouse restaurant is tucked away inside The Grove at Chandler's Cross - a luxury country house hotel set in 300 acres of woodlands in Hertfordshire. This lively, informal restaurant is nicknamed the 'theatre of cooking' as its chef prepare British, Asian and Mediterranean dishes in spectacular style, then serve them buffet-style for everyone to enjoy. The Glasshouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the dining room is decorated with contemporary chandeliers, a backlit bar, floor to ceiling windows with views of the hotel's formal gardens, and designer chairs. Popular with fashionable hotel residents and locals for breakfast meetings, business lunches and relaxed evening meals, The Glasshouse is a fun and stylish dining destination.Please note this restaurant only takes bookings one month in advance.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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